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Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes - Var. Artists- Red Color Vinyl 6LP Box Set Import

Life Moves Pretty Fast: The John Hughes Mixtapes - Var. Artists- Red Color Vinyl 6LP Box Set Import

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Demon Music group, in conjunction with the Hughes family, present the first official compilation of music from the movies of legendary filmmaker John Hughes, curated by Hughes' music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, covering the classic eighties period from 1983-1989. The 73 tracks on the colored vinyl 7LP box set feature music from Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Planes, Trains And Automobiles, She's Having A Baby, The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck.

The films of John Hughes are some of the most iconic of the 1980s, and they have created a lasting cultural impact still felt and referenced across TV, film and music. As well as the characters and stories created in the films, what made John Hughes' movies different from the rest was the symbiotic relationship between what was happening on screen and music. Whether Cameron Frye staring at the painting in Ferris Bueller's Day Off set to The Dream Academy's "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What", Duckie and Andie from Pretty In Pink at prom set to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's "If You Leave", or Neal and Del's classic "Those aren't pillows" scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles set to Emmylou Harris' "Back In Baby's Arms".

John and his team revolutionized the way music was used in movies, commissioning artists such as Kate Bush ("This Woman's Work" for She's Having A Baby) and OMD ("If You Leave" for Pretty In Pink) to write new song and giving bands such as Simple Minds and The Psychedelic Furs their biggest hits. Life Moves Pretty Fast, named for the famous quip by Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, documents the influence that music in Hughes' movies had, which is still felt today in the work of Quentin Tarantino to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond.

The set also features imagery of the tapes that John played on set as well as compilations that he made and exclusive interviews and memories from Matthew Broderick, James Hughes, Tarquin Gotch, Ron Payne as well as track-by-track sleeve notes.


  1. Kajagoogoo - Kajagoogoo (Instrumental)
  2. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
  3. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave
  4. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
  5. Furniture - Brilliant Mind
  6. Dave Wakeling - She's Having A Baby
  7. The Flowerpot Men - Beat City
  8. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
  9. Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy
  10. Dr. Calculus - Full Of Love
  11. Lick The Tins - Can't Help Falling In Love
  12. Steve Earle & The Dukes - Six Days On The Road (Album Version)


  1. Kirsty MacColl - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby (Soundtrack Version)
  2. Suzanne Vega & Joe Jackson - Left Of Center
  3. Pete Shelley - Do Anything (Soundtrack Version)
  4. Carmel - It's All In The Game
  5. The Dream Academy - Power To Believe (Instrumental)
  6. Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
  7. The Beat - March Of The Swivelheads (Rotating Heads - Dub Version)
  8. Nick Heyward - When It Started To Begin
  9. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Tesla Girls
  10. Big Audio Dynamite - BAD
  11. Killing Joke - Eighties
  12. The Specials - Little Bitch


  1. Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (Come and Get It) (US Club Mix
  2. Flesh For Lulu - Slide
  3. Love And Rockets - Haunted When The Minutes Drag
  4. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix)
  5. Lords Of The New Church - Method To My Madness
  6. The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk (Single Version)
  7. Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
  8. General Public - Tenderness
  9. The Blue Room - I'm Afraid
  10. Belouis Some - Round, Round
  11. Thompson Twins - If You Were Here
  12. The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental)


  1. Yello - Oh Yeah
  2. Book Of Love - Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)
  3. Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
  4. Patti Smith - Gloria: In Excelsis Deo
  5. Westworld - Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo
  6. Divinyls - Ring Me Up
  7. Topper Headon - Drummin' Man
  8. Billy Idol - Catch My Fall
  9. The Association - Cherish
  10. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music For A Found Harmonium
  11. Zapp - Radio People
  12. The Blue Room - Cry Like This


  1. Ray Charles - Mess Around
  2. Joe Turner - Lipstick, Powder and Paint
  3. Darlene Love - (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
  4. Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  5. Perry Como With Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra And The Ray Charles Singers - Juke Box Baby
  6. The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
  7. Ray Anthony And His Orchestra - The Peter Gunn Theme
  8. Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road
  9. Emmylou Harris - Back in Baby's Arms
  10. Hugh Harris - Rhythm Of Life
  11. Spandau Ballet - True
  12. Propaganda - Abuse - Here
  13. The Dream Academy - The Edge of Forever


  1. Yello - Lost Again (Album Version)
  2. Bryan Ferry - Crazy Love
  3. The Rave-Ups - Positively Lost Me
  4. Los Lobos - Don't Worry Baby
  5. Steve Earle - Continental Trailways Blues (Album Version)
  6. The Revillos - Rev Up!
  7. Boston - More Than A Feeling
  8. Balaam And The Angel - I'll Show You Something Special
  9. The Rave-Ups - Rave Up/Shut Up
  10. Pop Will Eat Itself - Beaver Patrol
  11. The Vapors - Turning Japanese
  12. Silicon Teens - Red River Rock

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